Bill Davidsen wrote:Could you clarify what kernel, distribution, and mdadm version is used, and how often the nbd server becomes unavailable to the clients? And your clients are SMP? By "working perfectly fine," I assume you do mean in the same way as described in the original posting, and not just with the client, server, and network all fully functional.
Second, AFAIK nbd hasn't working in a while. I haven't tried it in ages, but was told it wouldn't work with smp and I kind of lost interest. If Neil thinks it should work in 2.6.21 or later I'll test it, since I have a machine which wants a fresh install soon, and is both backed up and available.
Please stop this. nbd is working perfectly fine, AFAIK. I use it every day, and so do 100s of our customers. What exactly is it that not's working? If there's a problem, please send the bug report.